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August 29, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Good timing can carry you a long way in pop music. Two years ago, Alanis Morissette had it with her rage-filled "Jagged Little Pill," which touched a nerve among youthful rock fans. More recently, a folksier sound, as delivered on this summer's Lilith Fair tour, has found a growing audience. Where does that leave a veteran pop-vocal group like the Pointer Sisters?
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August 29, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Good timing can carry you a long way in pop music. Two years ago, Alanis Morissette had it with her rage-filled "Jagged Little Pill," which touched a nerve among youthful rock fans. More recently, a folksier sound, as delivered on this summer's Lilith Fair tour, has found a growing audience. Where does that leave a veteran pop-vocal group like the Pointer Sisters?
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May 23, 1996 | ANN CONWAY
Fresh out of their Bob Mackie costumes, the Pointer Sisters swept into South Coast Plaza in record time Tuesday after their opening night performance in "Ain't Misbehavin' " at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. "Segerstrom Hall is fabulous, incredible!" declared Anita Pointer about 30 minutes after curtain. "That makes all of the difference in the world. We had a fun time up there; the audience was so happy!"
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May 23, 1996 | ANN CONWAY
Fresh out of their Bob Mackie costumes, the Pointer Sisters swept into South Coast Plaza in record time Tuesday after their opening night performance in "Ain't Misbehavin' " at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. "Segerstrom Hall is fabulous, incredible!" declared Anita Pointer about 30 minutes after curtain. "That makes all of the difference in the world. We had a fun time up there; the audience was so happy!"
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September 23, 1988 | MARY ROURKE, Times Staff Writer
Princess Diana's matched-up dressing is almost too princessy, and the hats of Sarah, Duchess of York, are atrocious, if you ask Patricia Underwood. But she doesn't critique the royal fashion just to be mean. Underwood is considered royalty herself, in a manner of speaking. She's the queen of hats. The slightly eccentric, near-famous British designer has done as much as any woman in America to bring custom-quality head wear to the States.
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April 27, 2004 | Cynthia Daniels, Times Staff Writer
June Pointer Whitmore, formerly of the singing group the Pointer Sisters, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and a smoking device, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Monday. Whitmore, 50, was arrested April 22 in the 1800 block of Cherokee Street in Hollywood after police discovered cocaine and cocaine pipes in her possession, officials said.
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January 10, 1988
I was very surprised to learn that Arsenio Hall only wears leather pants on TV ("The Happiest Man in Show Biz," by Beth Ann Krier, Dec. 27). It must have been Arsenio clones I saw at the Lakers game with Eddie (Murphy)! and at the Pointer Sisters concert. Both clones had on leather pants and leather baseball caps. Oh!! I know, it was Arsenio's evil twin brother, Pomino. ROSLYN McKINNEY North Hollywood
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April 28, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG and SHAUNA SNOW and ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the the nation's press
A portrait of Ella Fitzgerald by artist Anthony Benedetto--better known as singer Tony Bennett--will be presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel today as part of Fitzgerald's birthday celebration. Fitzgerald, who turned 71 on Tuesday, will keep the original and lithographs will be sold to raise funds for the Society of Singers, which is throwing the birthday party. Clint Eastwood, Pat Boone and Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley will attend, Bill Cosby will emcee and Carol Burnett, Manhattan Transfer, the Pointer Sisters, Mel Torme and Dionne Warwick will perform.
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August 22, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Make That Change: Michael Jackson announced the name of his new personal manager, Sandy Gallin of Gallin-Morey Associates, on Tuesday. Gallin manages other pop icons including Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton and the Pointer Sisters, as well as comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Jackson's announcement comes on the heels of his sudden break with longtime adviser John Branca in July. Branca, a pop music attorney, had guided Jackson's career for several years.
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November 22, 1987
Finally, irate movie fans have reported the booing of commercials being shown at Cineplex theaters. I had the audience ready to storm the screen at a 5 p.m. "Princess Bride" showing at the Showcase on La Brea. There was only one other person in the audience at a 5 p.m. "Hellraiser" show at the Purple Pizza Palace, but we hissed and booed in satisfying unity though separated by five rows. Despite what the Cineplex people say their audience surveys show, a Diet Coke commercial with penguins and the Pointer Sisters is, by definition, not an artistic event.
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February 28, 1988 | Connie Johnson
** THE POINTER SISTERS. "Serious Slammin'." RCA. Few pop entertainers can surpass the Pointer Sisters in a concert setting, where the irreverent and highly visual trio stops at nothing in its quest to deliver outrageous, fun-filled pop/soul. But that no-holds-barred quality doesn't quite extend to this album.
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